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A virtual excursion like no other, NSW students were transported live from their classrooms to North Coast Beaches to learn more about the latest DPI research on sharks.

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Students look on as an expert explains shark behaviour
Shark strategy illustration

The NSW Government is continuing its efforts to increase its knowledge about the movement and ecology of White, Tiger, and Bull sharks, and trials of technologies to reduce the risk of shark bites at our beaches.

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Shark Strategy Graphic

NSW is leading the world in trials of SMART Drumlines, which are both a shark mitigation tool and a research tool that reduce the risk of interactions with sharks while minimising the impact on marine species.

SMART Drumlines
SMART Drumline Diagram

SMART drumline trials commence in Sydney and Newcastle

After two days of wild weather three new SMART drumline trials started on 1 September off northern Sydney and Newcastle beaches.

These will continue until 1 December 2019. More info and fact sheets are available on our SMART drumlines page.